Jul 11, 2011 1:00pm EDT
mounting in pakistan. the united states has announced that it will withhold millions in military aid there. so the pakistani government sources unfazed by this apparent snub, but some diplomats are calling it, quote, an unwise move on the part of the united states. many experts now worry what this will mean for the already very stormy relationship between the united states and pakistan, especially in light of the bin laden capture and kill. conor powell joins me live from islamabad with the latest on that. hi, connor. >> reporter: well, hi, martha. well, to describe the afghan -- or the american/pakistan relationship as stormy is massively becoming a real understatement. it is down right poisonous and hostile at times now. for the last ten years or so, the united states has given about $20 billion to pakistan's military for the larger war on terror. this year alone they were meant to give $2 billion. but over the weekend the white house announced that it's withholding $800 million to the pakistani military. now, officially, the reason is that pakistan has kicked out a bunch of americ
Jul 4, 2011 1:00pm EDT
the east where we're seeing taliban militants come over from pakistan. they are going to send in more helicopters and they are going to send some more heavy equipment. he was trying to say this wasn't a change in strategy, more a realignment of troops. the taliban was kicked out of the east and they are trying to get back. he said from this point on that will be the focus. when he joins the cia he will have to deal with the problem that is pakistan itself. relations are at an all time low between the two countries. he didn't appear to have a clear strategy of how he is going to do that. that will be his number one job and task when he gets back to washington. >> reporter: from one come phra indicate job he goes to another. thanks so much. rick: quick break. when we come back talk about fireworks, or the possibility of them. a constitutional end run to break the stalemate over raising the debt ceiling. some democrats think president obama should actually bypass congress and hike america's credit limit all by himself? is that a good idea, is it legal? a fair & balanced debate is ahead.
Jul 18, 2011 1:00pm EDT
spending significant money. shall we send that $700 million to pakistan? alisyn: i thought you guys just said that you two could work it out because you're reasonable, so what is going on here, dick harpootlian and brad blakeman we'll have you back soon to see if we can hammer out an agreement then. it's already bad news for farmers and a worry for consumers. today we are hearing that a brutal drought could become the new normal of millions of americans. we'll show you why in three minutes. this epic protest a year ago led to all sorts of questions about the tactics being used by some public employee unions. now some of those questions are being answered, as we get our first look at the actual game plan behind this. and casey anthony is out of jail, but where did she go? answers just three minutes away. >> she is gone, she is safe andee lab brat plans had to be made to keep the people away from her. her life is going to be very difficult for a very longtime, as long as there are so many people of a lynch mob mentality. so how about this weekend we learn some new tricks of the trade... th
Jul 12, 2011 1:00pm EDT
the mountainous bored of pakistan. helicopters -- mountainous border of pakistan. the army range jerusalem target i --notice rangers. their target is an insurgents compound. the insurgents are heavily armed. intelligence indicates that a top al qaeda commander is in that compound. soon the helicopters touch down. and our rangers immediately come under fire. within minutes leroy, then a staff sergeant, and another soldier are pushing ahead into a court yard surround by high mud walls. and that's when the enemy opens up with their ak-47s. leroy is hit in both legs. he's bleeding badly. but he summons the strength to leave the other ranger to cover behind the chicken coop. he raidees for supports. he hurls a grenade at the enemy, giving cover to a third ranger to rushes to their aid. an enemy grenade explodes near by, wounding leroy's two comrades. then a second grenade lands. this time only a few feet away. every human impulse would tell someone to turn away. every soldier is trained to seek cover. that's what sergeants leroy petry could have done. instead, this wounded ranger, thi